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Ice Castles (1978)

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In this sports melodrama that boldly illustrates the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat, Lynn-Holly Johnson plays Iowa farm girl Alexis Winston, who has a God-given talent for ice skating. With the encouragement and training of the local ice-skating rink operator Beulah Smith (Colleen Dewhurst), she manages to win the first prize trophy at a regional ice-skating competition. At the competition, she is spotted by Olympic coach Deborah Machland (Jennifer Warren), who promotes her as an

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Drama, Romance

Donald Wrye, Gary L. Baim

May 1, 2001

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The film's highlights are the figure skating scenes, which are well choreographed and shot. But unfortunately, the film has to have a typical Hollywood story that is about as generic as Crispy Rice.

May 12, 2012 Full Review Source: Sin Magazine
Sin Magazine

Schmaltzy classic skating movie for romantics.

December 18, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Ice Castles lifts our spirits by giving a glimpse into the human side of an exciting sport.

January 27, 2004 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for Ice Castles

Another teen movie which was a pre-cursor to the 80s teen craze, this one is a drama, and an overly dramatic one at that. First of all, I don't care much for sports related movies anyway, but this combines a sports movie and a melodrama. It could have been a great movie if it had toned down the melodrama a bit, and added a bit of comedy. The romance is good, though.
January 5, 2011
ajv2688

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When I was 10 or 11 years old, I was obsessed with this movie. So much so that I had to have an ice skating birthday party. Which was when I found out I *don't* have a natural talent for ice skating.
May 22, 2011
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